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The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.30.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.30.0 which adds the following enhancements:
    • Interim fix for GParted fails to run as root under Wayland
    • Fix reading Unicode labels when no FS specific tools available
    • Safely quote and escape external programs arguments
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Oct/11)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.13.4-1
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

Note that the X Desktop did not display on old Acer Aspire laptops. The workaround is to select Other modes of GParted Live and choose GParted Live (Safe graphics setting, vga-normal).

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10 October 2017: GParted 0.30.0

This release of GParted includes an interim fix to enable running GParted as root under Wayland in addition to other bug fixes and language translation updates.

ATTENTION PACKAGERS:
The installation location of the gparted script has changed and package scripts calling pkexec can be dropped.

This release provides an interim workaround to allow GParted to run under Wayland by using xhost to grant and revoke root access to the X11 display. This must be enabled while building the software with:

./configure --enable-xhost-root

Pkexec from polkit has been made the first choice graphical SU program as all the desktops have settled on using polkit as the privileged access mechanism. See "Installing polkit's Action File" section in the README file for when an additional installation step may be needed.

Also changed is that execution of the graphical SU program has been moved from gparted.desktop to the gparted shell wrapper. Therefore gparted can be run either by an unprivileged user or by root and as such is installed in $prefix/bin rather than $prefix/sbin. This additionally means distributions can drop their pkexec scripts used to launch gparted.

Key changes include:
  • Interim fix for GParted fails to run as root under Wayland
  • Fix reading Unicode labels when no FS specific tools available
  • Safely quote and escape external programs arguments
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The gparted.org web site has been migrated to HTTPS.

The migration was made possible thanks to the helpful staff at SourceForge.

The new web site link is: https://gparted.org

The old web site link http://gparted.org should automatically redirect to the new secure HTTPS web site link.

The GParted SourceForge web site has been migrated to HTTPS.

The migration was made possible by SourceForge providing HTTPS support for project web sites.

The new web site link is: https://gparted.sourceforge.io

The old web site link http://gparted.sourceforge.net should automatically redirect to the new web site link.

The web site link http://gparted.org continues to be served via HTTP, and not HTTPS.

The GParted team is pleased to announce a new stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.29.0, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.29.0 which adds the following enhancements since the last stable release:
    • Add support for UDF file system
    • Fix segmentation fault on disk with corrupted FAT file system
    • Fix snap-to-alignment of operations creating partitions
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Aug/08)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.11.11-1
  • Package udftools added
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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7 August 2017: GParted 0.29.0

This release of GParted includes enhancements, bug fixes and language translation updates.

Key changes include:
  • Add support for UDF file system
  • Fix segmentation fault on disk with corrupted FAT file system
  • Fix snap-to-alignment of operations creating partitions
See the Release Notes for more details.

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The GParted team is pleased to announce another stable release of GParted Live.

This release includes GParted 0.28.1, patches for libparted for FAT file system operations, and other improvements.

This release includes partial read-write support for LUKS encrypted file systems. GParted can't create, open or close LUKS encryption volumes; however it can copy, resize and manipulate file systems inside open LUKS volumes and move closed LUKS volumes. (Resizing requires Linux kernel >= 3.6 and libparted >= 3.2 for online partition resizing).

REMINDER:
You are strongly advised to backup your data before editing partitions as a failure can lead to data loss. This is especially true for encrypted data where all of the data can become permanently inaccessible after a failure. Please refer to the Cryptsetup FAQ for backup and recovery advice of encrypted data.

Items of note include:
  • Includes GParted 0.28.1 which adds the following enhancements since the last stable release:
    • Implement LUKS read-write actions NOT requiring a passphrase
    • Add detection of iso9660 file system
    • Make the Label File System and Name Partition dialogs larger
  • Based on the Debian Sid repository (as of 2017/Feb/18)
  • Linux kernel updated to 4.9.6-3
  • Includes patched version of libparted which fixes:
This release of GParted Live has been successfully tested on VirtualBox, VMware, BIOS, UEFI, and physical computers with AMD/ATI, NVidia, and Intel graphics.

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